Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• A meal high in fat can increase drug absorption, take it 1/2 hour before or two hours after breakfast and dinner.1
• Avoid grapefruit juice2
• Angelica, anise, arnica, asafoetida, bogbean, boldo, danshen, fenugreek, feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, ginseng (Panax), horse chestnut, licorice, prickly ash, passionflower, poplar, quassia, red clover, and turmeric, may potentiate the effects of this drug due to their antiplatelet effects.3
• Meadowsweet, Poplar and Willow have salicylate properties and this may interact with Pletal.4
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Rosenblatt M, Mindel J. Spontaneous hyphema associated with ingestion of Ginkgo biloba extract. New Engl J Med 1997;336:1108
3 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
3 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
4 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
4 Facts and Comparisons, Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
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